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The Girl on the Train

Long flights demand a really riveting read. The book I had started before a recent overseas trip was not quite capturing my attention, so at the airport on my return journey I bought a book I’d seen recently that looked … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Charles Manson

The chilling image on the front cover of Manson, The Life and Times of Charles Manson was almost enough to put me off reading this book. And although there were times I found it deeply disturbing and had to take … Continue reading

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Talking to Matthew Condon

Meeting a favourite author is always a thrill.  This week I had the pleasure of talking to Australian writer Matthew Condon, a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction books when he is not at his day job as a journalist … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Cholera

A good title will get me every time.  And so it was with Love in the Time of Cholera.  I had never heard of Gabriel Garcia Marquez when I bought this book on a whim, after seeing it on a … Continue reading

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Katharine Graham: Personal History

Books about journalism have always interested me, so I couldn’t resist this rather tattered copy of Katharine Graham’s autobiography when I saw it for $8 at a local flea market. Graham, the legendary publisher of the Washington Post, won the … Continue reading

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RIP Colleen McCullough

Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough has died on Norfolk Island, aged 77. I was never a huge fan of McCullough’s books, although as a teenager I devoured every word of her most famous book, The Thorn Birds. I still have … Continue reading

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The Mayor of Lexington Avenue

There’s nothing quite like a good crime novel to read over the holidays, and I picked this one from my sister’s bookcase while visiting her over Christmas. Although I’ve read a lot of crime fiction, I’d never heard of author … Continue reading

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